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Pancreatic cyst or metastatic pancreatic cancer?

Postby danvin39 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:23 pm

Can you get pancreatic cysts and spots on the liver? or is this an indication of stage 4 metastatic pancreatic cancer? Or are cysts and liver spots a common thing?
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Pancreatic cyst or metastatic pancreatic cancer?

Postby wakeley » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:35 pm

You can develop cysts anywhere in your body. They are only fluid filled sacs and are not cancer. Liver spots, show on the skin but I know what you're saying. Usually if they find bumps on the liver, it's an indication of cirrhosis of the liver, brought on either by heavy alcohol use, drugs use etc. Neither is an indication of pancreatic cancer nor liver cancer. I wouldn't call cysts or bumps or spots on the liver common. It's can be a warning sign that something is wrong so get it looked at, but it's definitely not a sign that cancer especially stage 4, is there. These cancers have better ways of manifesting themselves. For pancreatic cancer, sadly, when this one is found, it's usually in the late stages because that's when patients will start to feel it. Unless regular testing is done to check for pancreatic cancer, it's usually to late. Blessings..
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